Last night as I was enjoying a cigar and a movie with some friends, I was admonished by one of the chocolatiers of Lillie Belle Farms
, who said to me, "Jeff wanted me to tell you hello, and then he wanted me to berate you for not reviewing any chocolate on your new website!" I was then treated to some delicious samples of a couple of 65% cocao single-origin chocolates so I could start to wrap my brain and taste buds around how exactly to taste chocolate. It was rather astounding. The first chocolate was from Madagascar, and had strong fruity notes of apricot and a very long, sweet finish on the back of the palate. The second was from somewhere in Latin America (I didn't take notes, unfortunately, so I can't remember the exact country) and had a dark, earthy flavor with notes of licorice and a chalky, mid-palate finish. It was an interesting experience, so indeed I've added a chocolate reviews category, and you should expect to see some articles there in the next week. We will of course feature Lillie Belle Farms chocolate first.
It's currently Oktoberfest
, by the way, and so next week Leisure Nouveau will also focus on German beer reviews! Do you have a beer to recommend? If so, please leave us a comment and we'll do our best to get to it.